Summertime Car Safety Tips

| June 13, 2013 | 4 Comments

Unfortunately, ever summer brings tragic and heartbreaking stories about children left alone in vehicles. You already know the dangers of leaving a child in a car during the summer; the inside temperatures can skyrocket in a matter of minutes, with dangerous – and sometimes deadly – consequences. While summer is winding to a close, it’s […]

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Summer Health Checklist

| June 6, 2013 | 0 Comments

Summer is the time when doctors’ offices book up quickly, because parents try to get their kids in for checkups while school is out. I called my kids’ pediatrician the other day to set up their well visits and was given an appointment about 6 weeks from now. This is a good time to be […]

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How to Save Money When Dining Out

| June 4, 2013 | 0 Comments

Most of us strive to serve home-cooked dinners to our families, but sometimes it’s nice to go out for a meal. Some families do this regularly, and others wait for special occasions. One thing is for sure, though: Restaurant meals are usually exponentially more expensive than what you would pay to purchase and prepare the […]

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Dealing With Your Toddler’s Temper Tantrums

| May 29, 2013 | 0 Comments

If you have a two- or three-year-old, you’ve undoubtedly dealt with a temper tantrum. They begin at some point during a baby’s second year, and, depending on the child, can continue occurring until he is three or four, or even older. Usually tantrums are self-limiting and just taper off on their own after a few […]

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Teaching Kids to Share

| May 24, 2013 | 1 Comment

Have you ever had the experience of being at the playground or on a playdate with your toddler or preschooler, and seeing your child in tears because another would not share? Another scenario is when your child is the one making someone else cry with his lack of sharing. These things happen to all parents, […]

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Fancy Footwear for Cool Kids

| May 13, 2013 | 0 Comments

If your kids are anything like mine, they love wearing cute things on their feet! Living in Florida, we basically live in flip-flops and sandals year round, but there are definitely times that they want to wear something else on their tootsies. In looking around, I’ve found several cool types of footwear for kids! If […]

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Food

Cinco De Mayo Recipes

Cinco de Mayo commemorates the Mexican army’s victory over French invaders in 1862. Today it is celebrated not only in Mexico but in the US as well. We LOVE mexican food (as a matter of fact tacos are on our weekly family menu) and we can’t wait to have our fiesta tonight! Here are some […]

Teaching Kids to Cook: Easy Foods to Start With

Do your kids like to cook? Do they know how to make anything? My daughter is nine and I was surprised to learn that her best friend, also nine, does not know how to cook anything at all. I asked her mom about it (she’s a close friend of mine) and she said that she […]

Shopping

Things to Buy on Sale in August

It’s almost August already! This is typically the time to stock up on back-to-school items if you live in a state that doesn’t start back to school until the end of the month or after Labor Day. (You might still be able to get some great deals in the states that start earlier, as well, […]

Things to Buy on Sale in July

Can you believe that we’re already halfway through the year? It’s already July, and retailers are taking advantage of the hot weather, Independence Day and school starting next month in many areas. You’ll see “Christmas in July” sales at many stores, and occasionally, the deals rival those that you might find on Black Friday! This […]

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